Divide the Country!

Divide the Country!

My book takes stock of America's predicament--its division into warring sides, and its frustration and paranoia increasing in a political stalemate--and comes up with a fairly outrageous solution: divide the country. Elected officials may agree with such a plan, but promoting it publicly could be an election-killer. Fortunately, the split in the electorate is a fait-accompli--as evidenced by the rancor following the Trump presidency--and it succeeds where political-will fails. Americans only need to respond pro-actively to the split and restore unity to the successor nations. We cannot save a nation dominated by hostile rhetoric. We cannot employ the dictatorial measures many see as the only way to resolve the disunity--the by-product of America's success. America is the last great hope for so many people, they want to turn it to their advantage; but America does not succeed because of voting patterns; it succeeds with foundational documents that facilitate effective governing.

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Freedom is a Public Utility

Freedom is a Public Utility

The most available energy source in our nation is the individual initiative of its citizens; so we should establish an environn1ent that enables lasting initiative. Offer the nation's foundational docun1ents as legitimation for it, to explain its reason for being. Convey the ethos of initiative in the nation's culture: its literature, music, media, and educational systems.

In the end, one must also admit, freedon1 is a Cvo-edged sword: dynan1isn1 and wealth but also risk, chaos, and inequality. Dictatorial societies never have the law-cnforccn1cnt problcn1s or inequality that free societies have; so trying to convince everyone to go along ,vith the utility of freedom will be an uphill battle.

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The Results of Polar Bear Research

The Results of Polar Bear Research

A tender, ribald story about relationships, THE RESULTS OF POLAR BEAR RESEARCH takes the reader to Lake Summit in the mountains of North Carolina, where college students spend the day water-skiing and the evening socializing. John Dawes secretly rues the day he has to graduate from college and enter the adult world. To John, adulthood is a wilderness of blowhards and judgmental hypocrites. The little insight he possesses, he gleans from nature and architecture, his favorite subjects.

Harriet Smiley whom everyone calls "Harry" seems to be a wish come true for John. She charms him with large, vulnerable dark-green eyes and a trembling voice, the very picture of innocence. Their relationship will teach him something he could never learn from a textbook: only children have real innocence. In someone his age, it's probably something else.

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Keep These in the Family

Keep These in the Family

Keep These in the Family!" was the great-grandfather's admonition to his descendants, long after his death, whether it concerned his tea service, way of life, friendships, or family connections--for a conservation of values. The descendants, for their part, have to find their peace amid the cross-currents of modern life.

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May 24, 2022

From the Dissenter's Dictionary: The Democratic Ideal—not so ideal?

During a trip to Germany a few years ago, I was sitting at breakfast reading newspapers and saw an article with a line that read "Agitators pressure our nation to democratize its institutions; but if they do this, will they make the society more compulsory?"


May 18, 2022

A Dissident's Dictionary-Fahrenheit 451

Does my reader feel unease about the trends in our society? Are you skeptical about its underlying value system—if there is a value system? Are you looking for a philosophical foundation to regain your footing and provide the basis for organized dissent? If you cannot check or alter the trends, you can at least understand their intentions.


May 17, 2022

A Dissident's Dictionary: Fahrenheit 451 2

Guy Montag meets a teenager named Clarisse McClellan at the beginning of the book. She goads Guy to review his life and start on a new course:


Lloyd Bowers

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